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RATINGS: 579   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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Winter comes early in Alaska, so we release Alaskan Winter Ale in October. The tender new growth of spruce trees has been used for brewing in Alaska since the late 1700s when explorers sailed the coast of Alaska looking for the Northwest Passage. Alaskan Brewing revives this tradition, adding spruce tips to its Alaskan Winter Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
airrick2003 (538) - Louisiana, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Appearance: bronze, clear, smaller tan head, head dissipates quickly Aroma: strong malty grain, creamy, milk, Taste: strong malty, grainyness, kind of sweet Palate: heavier mouthfeel, moderate carbonation, kind of sweet aftertaste Overall: very good beer, it's all malt and grain, perfect to contrast against an ipa ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Haslinger (865) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2014
12 ounce pour solid copper color, sweet malt with a hint of candy on the finish, a bit of pine wafts about, good beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Livendadream (129) - New Mexico, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Btl pours clear light bronze color with small dense off white head that dissipates quickly leaving minimal lace. Smells of malt, cola and a hint of christmas trees and faint alcohol. Tastes of sweet caramel malt and RC cola. Medium body, slick texture,soft carbonation and dry finish. Pretty good winter beer. It is definitely a different one for sure. Very refreshing and easy to drink. Not to heavy,syrupy or alcoholic tasting at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kevinator (1056) - The Colony, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Average for the style. Caramel and malt aroma. Light shade of brown with a minimal head. Lighter than average weight with good carbonation. Nothing overly unique. Sweet malts with a little nuttiness. Not a significant amount of hops presence. Seemed English. Average beer from a good brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
EdInSaltLake (672) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Caramel/sweet, Cherry syrup, pine aroma. Sweet, light caramel malt flaovr, with some nice biscuit flavor in the finish. Cherry syrup flavor. Quite a bit of floral flavor, and a little pine and coriander-ish spice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
markducommun (238) - Wilmette, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Clear orange-goldenrod color, with small tan head. Pine resin nose, slight bitterness with a pleasant honey sweetness becoming the most prominent flavor. Light to mid body, crisp acidity and mid carbonation. Decent and mildly interesting ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maxwelldeux (3791) - Everett, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Bottle. Nose is fairly strong, with quite a bit of dark fruit in there and what is almost some christmas tree notes. Taste is a little sweet, and definitely has some dark fig in there. Odd. Not what I expected from a winter ale...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Best by 14APR12 A: copper with a fleeting finger of white foam. This leaves a broken sheet of the same. Spotty lace. Excellent clarity. S: Sweet, marzen style malts with a little bitterness to it. T: Tastes like a Marzen oktoberfestbier with a hint of wood (spruce apparently). Nothing special. M: Thin and smooth with light carb. Nice feel. O: I seem to remember this being more satisfying in the past - must be my palate. Serving type: bottle 12-05-2011

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chadski4 (130) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Toasted, slightly alcoholic aroma with very little head retention or lacing. Distinct, pleasant flavor at the start that may become a little forced by the end of the bottle. Proper serving temp a must.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Malt nose with a heavy brown sugar palate. Warm spices are a nice touch but overall It seems one dimensional.

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